Eight months after her husband is killed in a train robbery, Tess Moran knows she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life and build a future for herself and her infant daughter. Daniel Moran's love for Tess is bittersweet. Acting on his feelings for his sister-in-law will betray his dead brother's memory. Watching her search for love elsewhere may destroy him. In 1880, life in rural Colorado is filled hard work and simple pleasures, but trouble looms on the horizon. Together Tess and Daniel must battle drought and the outlaw who killed the man they both loved, but the greatest challenge is finding solace for their battered hearts.